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The view from Channel Nine II

For an explanation of why I’m writing these posts, see last night’s entry. So, from the vantage point of commercial news, tonight was all about the kids. (And, again, the election was bumped into second spot, this time by a

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Posted in federal election 2010, media

Assessing the merits of a regional asylum seeker centre as policy

If this election proves anything, it proves that both parties have taken the notion of polling driven strategy to ever greater heights. Once, policies were road tested via focus groups to guage their acceptability and to refine selling points. Now,

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Posted in federal election 2010, government, immigration

Dirty tricks department

What does this headline, as seen in a screengrab from today’s Daily Telegraph online, imply to you? See larger image here. The bit about “election rival ‘gay’” would be more accurately summed up as “independent candidate you’ve never heard of

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Posted in elections, federal election '07, media
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